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Criminal Department


What does the background check cover?

Background checks are limited to ST. MARTIN PARISH 16TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT ONLY.  Matters handled in the City of Breaux Bridge Court, City of St. Martinville Court, and Town of Henderson Court will NOT be mentioned on the background check.

Who can request a background check?

Anyone can request a background check; however, you must have a copy of your driver's license attached to the request for the background check to be completed.

How can you get a background check?

  • Fill out the Background Check Request

  • Attach a copy of your driver's license

  • Include the $20.00 processing fee, or you can complete an Credit Card Payment Authorization Form to have the background check sent to you.

  • You can request a background check in person at the Clerk of Court's office with required documents, or you may mail forms to the Clerk of Court's office at the following address:

St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court

Attention:  Criminal Department

P.O. Box 308

St. Martinville, LA  70582



Court Date Information

If you are in need of your upcoming court date, please contact your attorney.

Case Information

Depending on the information needed, a background check may be warranted, which includes a $20.00 fee.  See information on Background Checks listed above.

If you are a victim in a case

Contact the St. Martin Parish District Attorney's Victim Assistance Coordinator at 337-394-2220.

If you are an attorney inquiring about a case:

The Clerk of Court's office does not give information regarding cases over the phone.  You may subscribe to our Online Records to get information.  Please note:  the information available in our Online Records is the same information available on our computers in our office.

Need Advice on what to do next?

The St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court's office can not provide legal advice.  If you are seeking legal advice on a matter, please consult with an attorney.




  • $1.00 per page

  • $5.00 per page for certified copies


  • Requests for local subpoenas should be filed 10 days prior to the anticipated hearing.

  • Requests for out-of-parish subpoenas should be filed 30 days prior to the anticipated hearing.

  • In a misdemeanor case, we can issue up to 6 subpoenas free of charge.

  • In a felony case, we can issue up to 12 subpoenas for free.

Extract of Minutes

  • $10.00 per extract

  • Additional $5.00 per extract to certify


For Expungement forms, please visit the Louisiana Expungement Assistance & Advocacy Center (LEAAC) website at or click on the link below.  The St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court's office is prohibited by law from providing legal advice.

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